Hyphenation for “sleep”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “sleep”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "sleep" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “sleep” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „sleep“ ⟶ „sleep“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "sleep"

sleep >> sliːp

Definition: [noun] a condition of body and mind that typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.
Example: I was on the verge of sleep

Synonyms of "sleep"

nap | doze | rest | siesta | drowse | catnap | beauty sleep | snooze | forty winks | a bit of shut-eye | power nap | kip | zizz | bye-byes | slumber |

Definition: [noun] a gummy secretion found in the corners of the eyes after sleep.
Example: she sat up, rubbing the sleep from her eyes

Synonyms of "sleep"

Definition: [verb] be in a state of sleep; be asleep.
Example: she slept for half an hour

Synonyms of "sleep"

be asleep | doze | rest | take a siesta | nap | take a nap | catnap | drowse | sleep like a log/top | snooze | snatch forty winks | get some shut-eye | be in the land of Nod | kip | have a kip | get one's head down | zizz | get some zizz | doss (down) | catch some Zs | slumber | be in the arms of Morpheus |

Definition: [verb] provide (a specified number of people) with beds, rooms, or places to stay the night.
Example: studios sleeping two people cost £70 a night

Synonyms of "sleep"

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